# Migration of LINE@ accounts
As of April 18, 2019, the existing LINE@ account plans have been consolidated into the new LINE Official Account plans.
After April 18, 2019, you cannot create any LINE@ account. When you create a Messaging API channel in the LINE Developers console, a LINE Official Account is created instead of a LINE@ account.
For changes associated with the service integration, see the following articles:
- [⚠️Important] Forced account plan migration
- [Japan] LINE Official Account to Launch New Price Plans Today LINE Service for Business Partners Initiates Full-Scale “Redesign” Update
- LINE Engineering blog: Migration of LINE Developer Trial plan
# Schedule and methods for the service integration
See the table below for how to migrate existing LINE@ accounts.
|Developer Trial plan||After mid-June, 2019, your LINE@ account will be automatically migrated to a LINE Official Account and LINE@ Manager will display that the account has been migrated. The free plan will be applied to the migrated account.|
|Free plan||After April 18, 2019, LINE@ Manager will display a notification telling that you can migrate your LINE＠ account. Migrate it to a LINE Official Account at your convenience. The free plan will be applied to the migrated account.|
Manage your migrated account with LINE Official Account Manager.
# Changes in terminology
The main target audience of this documentation site is developers of LINE Official Accounts with the free plan applied. If you are using a LINE@ account before migration to a LINE Official Account, replace terms as below:
|Before migration||After migration|
|LINE@ account||LINE Official Account|
|LINE@ Manager||LINE Official Account Manager|
Different specifications between the two account types are documented in the Messaging API reference.